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AgriStability: Step 1. What this program offers

AgriStability Cash Reference Margin Pilot

If you farm in Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador or New Brunswick and file your taxes on the cash basis, you can join the AgriStability Cash Reference Margin Pilot for the 2020 and 2021 program years. Under the pilot, you can have your reference margin calculated using the cash income and expenses you report for income tax purposes with no accrual adjustments.

To join the pilot for the 2020 program year, complete and submit an AgriStability Cash Reference Margin 2020 Consent Form by March 31, 2021.

The 2020 AgriStability interim payment rate has increased to 75% for producers in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Important changes to AgriStability for 2020

AgriStability is one of the business risk management programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. It protects Canadian producers against large declines in farming income for reasons such as production loss, increased costs and market conditions.

AgriStability is a margin based program designed to help producers manage large income declines.

Each year, you must enrol in the program, pay your fee and submit a form by the applicable deadlines.

You may receive a payment if your production margin in the current year falls below your historical reference margin by more than 30%.

Use the AgriStability Benefit Estimator to help you understand how the program works and to calculate an estimated benefit.

For more information on participating, visit Who is eligible? and How to apply.

Read how AgriStability and other business risk management programs helped farms that have faced different disaster situations.

Note: AgriStability is delivered by the federal government in Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Yukon.

AgriStability is delivered provincially in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island.

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